Lisbon Folks Make Kindness Part Of The Job

The other day I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in at least six months. She smiled her big exuberant smile and said, “Oh! It’s Miss Kindness!” as she gave me a warm hug. Her sweet greeting made me feel special down to the tips of my toes. How I would love to be…
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Ralph’s Ride

There is a quote I recently heard that seems to be sticking in my brain. Mother Angelica said, “Unless we dare to accomplish the ridiculous, God cannot accomplish the miraculous.” I don’t know if you believe in God or not, and frankly, for the purpose of this column it doesn’t matter. What that quote says…
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Keeping Promise Is A True Display Of Kindness

I’ve heard of making deals with the devil, but I wonder, have you ever tried to strike a deal with God? Maybe you told him that if you could just have that promotion at work you would start volunteering to help the homeless. Or if he would just help you lose those last 10 pounds…
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Learning Patience, Kindness Pays Off

Have you ever asked anyone the ways in which they see you sin? The pastor at my church made a really bold challenge the other day. He asked us to find five people in five different areas of our lives and ask them to point out our sins. Let me tell you, having someone look…
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Kindness’ Payoff Is Priceless, But $1Doesn’t Hurt

I’ve been thinking lately about what it would take to convince every person in our area to do one kind act every day. Can you even imagine how amazing that would be? All kinds of people doing all kinds of little acts would change the entire face of the community before a week was up.…
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